For the week ending July 5, 2015, rainfall of one inch or more was common across much of the northern half of Nebraska, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures averaged above normal in the western half of the State but below normal in the east. Wheat harvest was underway in south central and southwestern counties, but rain delayed harvest in parts of the southeast.
Photo Courtesy of Heartland FFA Chapter
Corn condition rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 22 fair, 58 good, and 14 excellent. Corn silking was at 5 percent, near 7 last year, but behind the five-year average of 12. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 16 short, 72 adequate, and 9 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 14 short, 74 adequate, and 8 surplus.
Photo Courtesy of Imperial FFA Chapter
Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and Nebraska Extension. Access the National publication for Crop Progress and Condition tables HERE.